Electric Toothbrush Heads
As a general rule, dentists will recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three months. This is because it's likely that the bristles will become frayed and will stop doing cleaning effectively. If the bristles become frayed or damaged sooner than this, it may be worthwhile replacing your toothbrush earlier.
For those who use an electric toothbrush, you do not have to replace the whole toothbrush. Instead, you can simply change the electric toothbrush head with a new one that is compatible with your current electric toothbrush. Brands such as Oral B, Phillips and Colgate all offer replacement electric toothbrush heads.
For good oral health and dental hygiene, it is important to remember to change your toothbrush heads regularly to ensure that your teeth are cleaned properly. Another critical time to change your toothbrush is after illness as your toothbrush can still harbour bacteria.
Types of Electric Toothbrush Heads
In order to find the right electric toothbrush head for you, it is important to know the brand of your current electric toothbrush so you can get the replacement heads that are compatible and are guaranteed to work with your toothbrush. Some brands will also have a range of electric toothbrush models, so it's worth keeping a note to ensure you purchase the right heads for your electric toothbrush.
The next consideration is the features you want from your new toothbrush heads. This could be aspects such as the bristles firmness and the overall shape. Depending on personal preference some people prefer firm, medium or soft bristles and these can help to provide a deeper clean or prevent you from brushing too hard and damaging your teeth.
Other features you may wish to consider include the shape of the toothbrush head, as some are designed to clean in different ways, and whether you want a tongue scraper which can help to prevent bad breath.